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Less water might be plenty for California, experts say, and conservation is only the start

Across California this summer, residents have been racking up water conservation numbers that defy expectations — a 27% reduction in June, followed by 31.3% in July.<p>Perhaps more impressive than the percentage figures, however, is the actual volume of water saved over two months: 414,800 …

This Overnight Oats Recipe Is Like Eating Candy For Breakfast

We won't judge you for eating a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup for breakfast — heck, you have your reasons. That irresistible, comforting chocolate and peanut butter combo is so hard to resist. Now you can enjoy all that candy-bar flavor in a good-for-you way. These chocolate peanut butter overnight …

Breakfast

Classic crème brûlée recipe

We reveal how the secret of the perfect crème brûlée, including some delicious twists<p>Chefs agree that a perfect creme brulee should have a creamy, soft, custard filling with crisply caramelised sugar on top. How this is achieved is more contentious. Purists, including food writer Tamasin Day-Lewis, …

Baking

3 Steps to a Perfect Bike Fit

Whether you are buying a new bike, switching between bikes, or simply installing a new saddle, bike fit is important. It’s not just about setting your seat height, however. To keep your road bike position the same, every time, every ride, there are three measurements that you should be aware of—and …

How to Get a Cycling-Specific Massage

You can’t expect a generic massage to get rid of all your knots. A professional soigneur gives us the scoop on getting one that’ll work for you.<p>It used to be that cycling soigneurs were more handymen than athletic trainers, ready to do everything from drive the equipment truck, to hand out musette …

M&M’S® Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie.

Only 50 minutes between you and THIS.M&M’S® are back in my dessert this week! Recent M&M’S® treats: truffles of the peanut butter variety, ice cream …

Four beers you need at your next picnic

Wicker baskets and plaid blankets might make you reach for a glass of rose or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, but packing some light and fruity craft brews can be a welcome change of pace. The best picnic beers are so much more than the thirst-quenching light lagers in cans with images of the U.S. flag. …

This is the best way to pick up a woman in a bar

<i>“Can I get a little alcohol with my glass of ice?”</i> You like your cocktails cold. But most bartenders seem a little too generous with the extra cubes. …

Alcohol

No Bake Chocolate Energy Bites

If you have some spare time, make a batch of these easy no bake chocolate energy bites! I am always looking for new ways to snack sensibly, and I …

No-Hassle Recipe: One Skillet Three Cheese Lasagna

Lasagna is one of our favorites, but we rarely make it because it’s such a project to have three pots bubbling away on the stove at once. Preparing …

These Mini Cheesecake Cookie Sandwiches Are the Cutest Things You’ll Ever Make

Step 1<p>Place the butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds.<p>Step 2<p>Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract and mix it all up.<p>Step 3<p>In a …

This is how tough it is when the Tour de France hits the cobbles

There was a distinctly Classics feel to the Tour de France this year, and yesterday’s stage from Seraing to Cambrai was the main attraction. With the …

Tour de France

Tour de France 2015,Cycling,Sport,Tour de France,Sports injuries,Life and style<p>Fabian Cancellara suffered two fractured vertebrae after a crash mid-Tour, but still got back on his bike. Are professional cyclists the hardest in world sport?<p>A friend of mine fractured several vertebrae in May after a …

Cycling

Tour de France 2015: The Cycling Podcast - Mark Cavendish blown off course

The Telegraph Cycling Podcast team of Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss a thrilling second stage of the Tour de France<p>The latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast analyses a thrilling second stage of the Tour de France, won by Germany’s Andre Greipel after Mark Cavendish mis-timed his …

A tiny 25-year-old Colombian rider with a freakish VO2 max has the world's best cyclists terrified going into the Tour de France

The world's premier bicycle race, the Tour de France, starts July 4, and there are four big favorites to win it.<p>Three of them have won the Tour before: Spain's Alberto Contador, in 2007 and 2009; Kenyan-born UK rider Chris Froome, in 2013; and Italy's Vincezno Nibali, the defending champion.<p>The …

How To Make Ice Pops With Beer

You love beer. You love ice pops in the summer. So naturally, you will love beer in your ice pops.<p>Sure, we've spent our summer making ice pops with wine, and basically anything frozen and boozy. But Samuel Adams has figured out a new way to win over our taste buds in the heat, by using its Summer …

Get The Perfect Cheesecake Every Time By Cooking It Like This!…

Man, is there anything our slow cooker can’t do?! Seriously, it’s given us all sorts of amazing dishes (macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, and chocolate …

Bicycle Repair by the Numbers

Ten numerical tips to keep your bike running smoothly.<i>—Brian Fiske</i>

10 reasons why you should watch the Tour De France this year

Every July, NBC Sports dedicates three weeks of programing to an exhilarating sporting event called the Tour De France. Yet notoriously …

3 Beer Cocktails For Your Backyard Drinking Pleasure

We like beer. We like cocktails. But it was a particularly smart human who put the two together. Good beers have such a wide range of flavors—some …

Oven Baked Parmesan French Fries

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:35 minPrep:15 minCook:20 min<p>Yield:6 to 8 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories251 …

How To Make Homemade Bagels

How to Treat Road Rash and Prevent Scarring

Follow these road rash treatment steps to safely tend to your wounds and avoid long-lasting scars<p>Crashes happen. You can do your best to prevent going down, but sometimes, it's unavoidable. In those cases, how you treat your wounds—especially road rash—can mean the difference between a quick and …

5 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol, Backed By Research

• If you want to crack someone’s skull, use an empty beer bottle, not a full one. Are you a mean drunk but don’t want to get into fights? Take Prozac. …

How to save money at Whole Foods

The company has earned the nickname "whole paycheck" for its high prices.<p>But it doesn't have to be that way.<p>We picked up some tips from money-saving experts on how you can save.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecakes….because cheesecake is better with chocolate chip cookies and PHILADELPHIA cream cheese. The end.<p>Does anyone else …

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

Breakfast